2016 Porsche Boxster release date and review – Porsche having showcased the 2016 911 GT3 RS and 2016 Cayman GT4 as the Geneva Motor Show, has now embarked on unveiling the new 2016 Mazda RX-8 during the upcoming New York Auto Show slated later this year.
The nameplate will now be featuring once again after a 4-year absence, but now with a powerful and quicker Boxster than ever before. Its immediate precursor was unveiled during the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show as a roadster that derived its spur from the 718 Spyder of the 60’s.
And as a result the Boxster has always been associated with the Spyder in terms of designs except the Spyder badging, lightweight wheels and side skirt strips. The main aim that the luxury and sporty automobile had in mind with the Spyder’s platform was to offer the Boxster as a lighter and powerful vehicle that would comfortable sit above the range topping S model.
The question that most fans have is, will the new Spyder live up to the expectations of its precursor’s cult status that enabled it to become a modern classic? Only time will tell. The following review will delve right into those expected details.
Exterior Design & Wallpapers – Porsche Boxster 2016
Just as anticipated, the distinctive overall design of its predecessor has been carried over to the new vehicle, with an infusion of two buttresses added behind the seats. The new streamlined elements have now been extended to the redesigned engine lid, this new development has been injected in the new model in a nod from the classic 718 Spyder of the 60’s.
And as fate would have it, Lotus’ philosophy ensured that Porsche added ‘lightness’ to the upcoming new Spyder with a manually operated top, which certainly isn’t an unmistakable mistake as a design feature.
The front and back fascia have will prove to be special thanks to the racy appeal that has been borrowed heavily from the Cayman GT4 sibling. The apron now employs a new splitter while the air inlets have been made larger than in the previous model.
At the front of the forward luggage compartment is a slim air dam which has also been borrowed from the GT4. Around the back is an apron that consists of two diffuser like elements and a slightly larger spoiler in between the LED infused taillights.
Needless to say, the novel model ticks all the right boxes on its exterior design, consequently delivering an intricate balance between the heritage of the 718 Spyder, the styling of the new Boxster and the assertiveness of the of the track focussed Cayman GT4.
2016 Porsche Boxster Interior Photos
It’s not just the exterior of the new vehicle that sets the Spyder away from the pack, but also its interior lingers in elegance and utmost sophistication unmatched by many. The interior comes as unique and focusses on lightness and pure driving pleasure.
The sporty seats in its cabin will be made available as standard while the steering wheel will be replaced with a smaller one that will be 0.4” less in the diameter. As for the rest of the cabin, buyers should expect pretty much standard Boxster layout except for the cloth loo[s that will now replace the classic door handles.
Engine Specs – 2016 Porsche Boxster
Similar to the Cayman GT4, the new Boxster Spyder will borrow the 3.8L flat-six engine from the 911 Carrera S car. So, under the hood of the new 2016 Porsche Boxster will be the 3.8L flat-six engine that will provide an output of close to 400 hp.
The 911 Cayman engine yields about 400 hp while in the GT4 it produces around 385 horses. It is rumoured that the engine will be spruced up in the new vehicle in order to produce more power output than the 911 Cayman.
Currently, the Boxster is the most powerful and quickest and needs only 4.3 sec to hit 60 mph from standstill during our exclusive road tests. With the aforesaid acceleration, the new Boxster Spyder will be about 0.4 sec quicker than the Boxster GTS and 0.1 sec slower than the 911 Carrera.
Its top speed is about 180 mph, which undoubtedly makes the Spyder the quickest Spyder ever produced by Porsche.
2016 Porsche Boxster Price & Release Date
The new car is expected to hit showrooms around October this year with a base MSRP of around 82,100 USD which excludes shipping. With the price tag, the Boxster Spyder will be cheaper than the Cayman GT4 and will undeniably become the most costly member in the entire Boxster family.